Upcoming Events

On this page you can find details of our upcoming events and details of previous events which the network has been directly involved in organising. You can also check our Facebook and Twitter.

Upcoming Events:

  • The Fourth Critical European Studies (CES) Workshop will take place on 23-24 June 2017 at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. Registration and information here.
  • CPERN (RN06) will hold sessions on ‘Resisting Capitalism in, under and beyond Authoritarian Neoliberalism – Radical Praxis, Real democracy and (Prefigurative) Alternatives in the 21st Century’ at the 13th ESA Conference in Athens, 29 August to 1 September 2017. Find out more!
  • We are happy to announce that CPERN is joining forces with the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE) and the Berlin Institute for International Political Economy (IPE) to organise the 7th Annual Conference in Political Political Economy on the theme “The Political Economy of Inequalities and Instabilities in the 21st Century”. The Conference will be held at the Berlin School of Economics and Law on 13-15 September 2017. We are now inviting submissions of papers, panels, streams and proposals on activism (deadline 7 April). Find out more on this page.

Past Events:

The latest Critical Political Economy Research Network Mid-Term Conference took place on 27-28 May 2016 at the Institute of Labour Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The theme was “(Conflicting) Political Ontologies and Implications for Transformative Action”. You can find the full programme of the conference here.

The Critical Political Economy Research Network (RN06) held several sessions at the 12th Conference of European Sociological Association in Prague, 25-28 August 2015. The full programme of the CPERN sessions can be found here. We’re delighted that the network has attracted such an exciting range of papers, which triggered interesting discussions throughout the conference.

The latest CPERN business meeting took place on Wednesday 26 August 2015. New board members were elected. You can find more information on the business meeting here.

The CPERN 2014 Mid-Term Conference took place in Vienna, 12-13 September 2014. This was an excellent event. Thanks again to the local organisers in Vienna. Follow this link to see the full programme of speakers.

CPERN has also been involved in a number of other events, including the Critical European Studies (CES) workshops. The third and latest CES workshop was held at the University of Greenwich (UK) on 18-19 June 2016. It focused on Europe’s many crises (economic, social, political, ecological, geopolitical) and their consequences, as well as the potential and challenges for resistance, particularly through education and academia. You can find the full programme here.

Previous CES workshops took place in Barcelona (29-30 May 2015) and in Amsterdam (16-17 May 2014).

Primarily however, we have been involved in organising various mid-term workshops and contributing to the bi-annual ESA conferences. These have included our own workshop in Barcelona (2012), and the ESA bi-annual conference in Torino (2013). The first event that CPERN held was in Amsterdam (2006), so this year we are celebrating the network’s tenth anniversary!